Empowering Others: The Art of Helping

BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|

Our daily life often is characterized by its fast pace and self-reliance, the act of helping others stands as a beacon of compassion and humanity. It is a universal impulse deeply ingrained in our social fabric. Whether it is a small gesture of kindness or a grand philanthropic endeavor, the act of assisting those in need carries profound significance, both for the giver and receiver.

Anne Frank said, “no one has ever become poor by giving.”, Charles Dickens said that “no one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another”., Maya Angelou stated, “when we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” And, Isabel Allende affirms, “we only have what we give [1] .”

It is impressive that when we look for synonyms for help, we find more than 300: Assist, reinforce, facilitate, bolster, lend a hand, endorse, comfort, foster, attend, to stand one in good stead, patronize, succor, champion, nurture, buttress, bail out, deliver, aid, encourage, back, abet, prop (up), serve, rescue, benefit, support, save, promote, guide, forward…and more [2] !

Why is important to help others? The University College London [3] , consider that it is because: “Helping others feels good; it creates a sense of belonging; it gives you a sense of purpose; giving helps keep things in perspective; it is contagious; helping others can help you live longer; it will give you a sense of renewal; you will boost your self-esteem; you will create stronger friendship and you become a glass half-full type person.”

So, how can we start helping others? “Ask people how you can help them; be proactive; teach skills to other people; comfort upset or grieving people; be a nonjudgmental listener; give compliments and offer encouragement; do a chore of someone else; send a thoughtful note or care package; say “thank you” and express appreciation; volunteer for local organizations [4] .” Please, dear neighbors, we hope that this article motivates you to help others. Our mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. We tirelessly work toward creating a brighter future for individuals and families facing difficult challenges in our community in Washington DC. Your generous support is the driving force behind our efforts, and we invite you to join us once again in making a difference. https://neighborsconsejo.networkforgood.com/projects/83967-help-our-neighbors






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